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March 2018

Abbey Trivia Night

March 10 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
$15.00

Join us for another trivia night filled with quick-witted quiz questions designed to enhance your cerebral fitness and of course have some fun with friends (spiced with a little rivalry!). There's lucky door prizes, fantastic raffle prizes and all proceeds support the stained glass conservation appeal.  This very social evening is finished with a light supper. Price $15

(NB: School aged children free). Time: 6pm registration, Start: 6:30pm.

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April 2018

Kids Dig It! Egyptian Family fun

April 9 @ 10:00 am - April 13 @ 3:00 pm
Abbey Museum of Art & Archaeology, 1/63 The Abbey Place
Caboolture,Queensland4510Australia
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$2.00 - $25.00

Kids Dig It! Egyptian Family Fun Week. From Monday 9th April to Friday 13th you don’t have to travel to Egypt for authentic Egyptian family fun….just come to Caboolture’s award winning Abbey Museum of Art and Archaeology.  All day activities include Egyptian games and jewellery, dress-up like an Egyptian Pharaoh or Queen, make a Sistrum or Canopic Jar (or find out what these are during an Egyptian Mumification!).  And of course we have the well-loved archaeological digs and archery!  Find out…

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Rediscovering the Lost Empire of the Ancient Hittites

April 21 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Abbey Museum of Art & Archaeology, 1/63 The Abbey Place
Caboolture,Queensland4510Australia
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$10.00 - $15.00

This presentation on April 21st 2018, presented by The University of Queensland's Hittitologist Prof. Trevor Bryce, will investigate how, through archaeological evidence and language dicipherment, historians are beginning to understand this lost civilisation.  The ancient Hittites Empire once spanned from Turkey's western coast to the Euphrates river and south through Syria onto the Damscus borders.  However, we have known little about this civilisation until the last 140 years.  The purpose of the event is to engage with Friends' members and visitors through an educative presentation.  The presentation begins at 2.00pm and is followed with questions and afternoon tea, concluding around 4.00pm.

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May 2018

New Event – REGENCY BALL

May 12 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
$65.00
Regency Ball

Don your Regency best and make your way to the ball Lady Edith invites you to a private ball at Assembly Rooms at the College of St Michael. Come and enjoy an amiable and diverting evening of music, dance, engaging conversation and card games. A light, but sumptuous, supper will also be provided for your dining pleasure. Dance Kaleidoscope will be on hand to supply music and dance instruction.  If you require a break from the rigours of the dancing…

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ABBEY TRIVIA NIGHT

May 19 @ 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Abbey Museum of Art and Archaeology, 1 - 63 The Abbey Place
Caboolture,Qld4510Australia
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$15
Abbey Museum Trivia Night May

The next Abbey Trivia Night will be held on 19th May at the Abbey Hall.  Registration from 6pm; questions begin at 6.30pm. This is a fund-raising evening of fun for all the family. Cost $15 per adult; school aged children - free! Enjoy a delicious light supper, lucky door prizes and raffles. All welcome – come with a group or join a group on the night! Enjoy questions on a  wide variety of subjects  - movies, children’s books, dates, capital cities,…

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June 2018

ABBEY MEDIEVAL BANQUET – SATURDAY 30TH JUNE

June 30 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Abbey Medieval Festival

On this night of authentic  medieval food and entertainment, you will be guided by the Steward of the Feast in the manners and customs expected of those attending such a prestigious event.  On entering the Great Hall, you will experience a traditional ritual of washing the hands with scented rosewater.  Once this is completed,  you are directed to your seat. Then the fun begins! Admission to the Banquet is by pre-paid tickets only (click on  Medieval Festival Tickets ).  After purchasing your ticket, our staff will…

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July 2018

KIDS DIG IT! – MEDIEVAL FAMILY FUN

July 2 @ 9:30 am - July 6 @ 3:00 pm

Monday 2nd July - Friday 6th July Due to popular demand, the Abbey Museum will once again host this event designed especially for kids in the lead up to our critically acclaimed Abbey Medieval Festival. Take part in family friendly activities - an exciting, interactive way to learn about life during the Medieval Era.   Purchase tickets here. 

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ABBEY MEDIEVAL BANQUET – SATURDAY 7TH JULY

July 7 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Abbey Medieval Festival

On this night of authentic  medieval food and entertainment, you will be guided by the Steward of the Feast in the manners and customs expected of those attending such a prestigious event.  On entering the Great Hall, you will experience a traditional ritual of washing the hands with scented rosewater.  Once this is completed,  you are directed to your seat. Then the fun begins! Admission to the Banquet is by pre-paid tickets only (click on  Medieval Festival Tickets ).  After purchasing your ticket, our staff will…

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MEDIEVAL TOURNAMENT – SATURDAY 14TH & SUNDAY 15TH JULY

July 14 - July 15
Abbey Medieval Festival

Witness more than a thousand medieval re-enactors showcasing a thousand years of history. Watch as knights, warriors, ladies and their retainers present themselves to the crowd as the magnificent Master of Ceremonies, Blair Martin, the hero of 2018, summons the knights to take part in chivalrous combat for honour and courage. Don’t miss ‘Choosing of the Champions’ a new feature of our 2018 event. Throughout the weekend, the festival program offers a wide range of medieval experiences, and entertainment including…

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August 2018

How Ornaments Make Us Human: Investigating Human Behavioural Evolution through ‘Bling’

August 4 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Abbey Museum of Art & Archaeology, 1/63 The Abbey Place
Caboolture,Queensland4510Australia
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$10.00 - $15.00

Presentation by Michelle Langley, Griffith University DECRA Research Fellow The development of complex cognition and cultural behaviour in Modern Humans (Homo sapien sapiens) is perhaps the most significant research issue in modern archaeology. Until recently, it was believed that our capacity for language, art, complex technologies, and social behaviours only developed after our ancestors reach Europe around 40,000 years ago. Discoveries first in Africa, and more recently in Southeast Asia and Australia, however, have turned such notions on their head…

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